Suitable soil additive

Does used cat litter [without the solids!] add any goodness to the vegetable patch?

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  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666

    Urea contains lots of nitrogen.

    The litter itself is usually rolled clay and as such has high c.e.c 

    But no.

    You don't want used cat litter near your edibles.

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 3,981

    The cat litter I use is essentially pelleted sawdust. I add it to the compost bin in the same way as woody shreddings between 'green' layers. Soon composts down.

    I wouldn't add the clay stuff though.

    Last edited: 16 May 2016 16:08:07

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,238

    It's safe for fish tanks once it has been rinsed so I'm not seeing what harm it would do. The odour neutralising free stuff of course.The clay is clay and the wee is no worse than putting manure on your rhubarb. I usually rinse it off before I add the crumble and custard. image

  • FlossieLFlossieL Posts: 2

    Thanks everyone!

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